Record Community Payments for 2016

It is with great pleasure that we can announce record levels of annual community benefit payments for 2016 to the parishes of Bere Regis (Dorset), Wanstrow & Witham Friary (Somerset), Dyrham & Hinton (South Glos) totalling just over £34,000 !

Distgen continues to deliver on the pre-planning promises to put money back into the local communities hosting our Rogershill Farm, Landmark Farm and Talbot Farm wind turbines having now donated over £58,000 in just 3 years.

In each case the payments are made directly to the Parish Councils to be spent on behalf of their electorate, often financing local initiatives that might otherwise struggle for funding in the current economic climate.

In response to the most recent payment, a representative of Bere Regis Parish Council said:

Bere Regis Parish Council would like to thank Distgen for their funding over the last 3 years which has enabled us to carry out many schemes around the Parish that we would otherwise be unable to.

Examples of such initiatives are the clearing and ongoing upkeep of our rights of way, continued funding of the Lengthsman Scheme after it’s withdrawal by DCC, ongoing support of the community lunch club and NeighbourCar schemes to enable them to provide vital services to the elder residents of the community and upgrading the Souls Moor Footpath once the building of the new school has been completed.

We have just received this years funding and will be discussing how to allocate that at the July Parish Council meeting.